Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

RESS 1 is the first Renewable Electricity Support scheme by the Government of Ireland and is a pivotal component of the Government’s Climate action Plan. RESS 1 uses a competitive auction process to determine which generators receive support. For projects that are successful in the RESS 1 Auction, this support typically applies for approximately 15 years.

A total of 114 projects applied to participate in the RESS 1 qualification process. The Final Qualification results as approved by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment qualified 109 projects (including eight Community Projects) to participate in the RESS 1 Auction. Three projects did not qualify and two projects formally withdrew from the process.